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Varro by Wolfgang David Cirilo e MeloMarcus Terentius Varro 116 27 BC was the greatest polymath of the Roman During his lifetime he authored several hundred books Roman republic During his he authored several hundred books though many of them ealt with linguistic topics the De lingua Latina 'On the Latin language' the first large scale linguistic treatment of Latin was by far his most significant work Originally consisting of twenty five volumes one introductory followed by six on etymology six on morphology and twelve on syntax only books 5 10 treating etymology and morphology have come own to us in a or less complete form though a fair number OF FRAGMENTS OF OTHER VOLUMES HAVE fragments of other volumes have tr. Ansmitted in other authorsThe present *two volumes aim to provide a comprehensive treatment *volumes aim to provide a comprehensive treatment this Highly Technical Text In A New Critical Edition Accompanied By technical text in a new critical edition accompanied by clear accurate translation and full commentary In Volume I an introductory study outlines Varro's life and works analysing his own linguistic usage and setting his insights about language in their historical and intellectual context His etymology and morphology are contrasted with our own modern methods yielding important and sometimes surprising insights into how an educated Roman looked at the history with our own modern methods yielding important and sometimes surprising insights into how an educated Roman looked at the history his own language although his etymology.